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E-auction 353-266714 - MAXIMINUS II Follis ou nummus

MAXIMINUS II Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 37 €
Maximum bid : 39 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:37:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: printemps
Date: 310-311
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,66 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et épais à l’usure superficielle avec une frappe un peu molle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : MAXIMINVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Maximin II auguste à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Maximinus Augustus”, (Maximin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO A-VGVSTI/ *|(GAMMA)// SM.TS..
Reverse description : Genio (le Génie) debout à gauche, nu et tourelé, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche un aigle debout à gauche, la tête tournée à droite, tenant une couronne dans son bec .
Reverse translation : “Genio Augusti”, (Au Génie de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids très lourd. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente.

Historical background


Maximin II DAIA

(1/05/305-04/313) Caius Galerius Valerius Maximinus

August (310-04/313)

Maximin II, nephew of Galerius, Caesar became May 1 305. After the death of Constantius I Chlorine 25 July 306, he did not become august and remained subject to Galerius. Following the conference Carnuntum in November 308, it is only Filius Augustorum while Licinius I becomes directly august. It was not until the following year that Maximin II will take the title of august. After the death of Galerius in May 311, it is the oldest surviving tetrarchs. He quarreled with Licinius and Constantine, while he tries to get closer to Maxence. After 312, Licinius turns against him and he is finally removed in 313.

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